Update: Continental OnePass Plus Card Going Away March 1

As you can tell from today’s yesterday post about the official end of Continental, a lot of people have been asking questions about just what that will mean for the Continental Airlines OnePass Plus Card from Chase. I  got word  from Chase that the bank will  be deactivating links to the card application on March…

Liquidate Gift Cards for United Miles: A Good Deal?

United is teaming up with popular gift card liquidator Plastic Jungle to give their MileagePlus members the option to redeem certain retail gift cards (of $25 or more in value) for United miles. I think this is a really interesting concept – it gives people the option to swap out a currency that they may…

Swiss Award Availability Now Showing on Continental.com

Continental.com is one of my favorite airline websites when it comes to searching for award seats. They’ve continuously been adding more and more Star Alliance partners and while I was searching for Virgin Atlantic award availability (since they will no longer be a partner after February 13) I noticed that Swiss airlines availability was also…

Updated: 20 of My Favorite Airline Awards

It’s been almost a year since I’ve updated the list of my 20 Favorite Airline Awards. Since then, so much has changed in the world of points and frequent flyer miles—from Aeroplan fuel surcharges to British Airways’ new Avios program—that I thought it was high time for a refreshing of the list. I’m going to…

Continental Ending Relationship With Virgin Atlantic February 13

Continental announced it is ending its partnership with Virgin Atlantic on February 13, 2012, which is a huge blow to the new United program, in my opinion. Virgin Atlantic has always had great award availability, which made transatlantic (and beyond) travel much more easy to book with Continental miles than almost any other mileage currency….

Up to 20,000 Starpoints or 25,000 Airline Miles with TD Ameritrade

I recently wrote about an offer to earn up to 50,000 miles on United or American and another 50,000 Delta miles by opening Fidelity Brokerage accounts, but Fidelity is not the only investment firm offering lucrative mileage bonuses. When the US Airways Grand Slam was going on, I noticed that one of the airline’s partners…

60,000 Mile Offer for United Explorer Card

Update: The current offer for the United Explorer card is 30,000 miles with $1,000 spend within 3 months or 50,000 miles with $2,000 spend in 3 months when you sign up in a Chase branch. Numerous TPG readers have emailed me over the last couple months with their emailed offers of 60,000 miles for the United Explorer card….

How to Get Elite Miles Without Flying

This is an installment in my Maximizing Elite Status series. Articles include; The Basics and Why People Mileage Run, Using ITA Matrix to Find Cheap Flights, How Much is Elite Status Worth?, Comparing Top Tier Status, Comparing Mid-Tier Status, Comparing Low Level Status, How to Get Elite Miles Without Flying, Understanding Elite Status Bump Thresholds, The Lowdown on Soft Landings, How to Cope with Losing…